The San Antonio Museum of Art houses one of the most extensive and comprehensive collections of Asian art in the southern United States. Th eopening of the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing in 2005, with 15,000 square feet of galleries, placed much of this impressive collection on public display. Seventy-three works of art are represented here, many for the first time, providing a beautiful sampling of the collection. The entries that accompany each of the illustrations provide aesthetic commentary, curatorial detail, and information on the era or medium.
Objects are grouped by geographical and political designations into three sections: China; Japan and Korea; and Southeast Asi, the Himalayas, and the Tibetan Plateau. The essays that precede each selectin of works capture a sense of the history and cultural evolution of these rich and diverse lands and peoples.